Activities For Border Malamute Terriers

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Introduction

Border Malamute Terriers are a high energy family dog known for loving to play equally as much as they love hanging out with their families. This designer mix of the Alaskan Malamute and Border Collie is a newer breed but is quickly gaining popularity for their reputation as a family dog that is game for anything and easy to train. Activities for Border Malamute Terriers need to keep them active but also help them learn impulse control and how to listen to each member of the family.

Family Fetch

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
20 min
Items needed
Tennis ball or frisbee
Activity description
Each member of your family needs to learn how to take command of your dog, and one of the best ways is to play a game of family fetch. In this free and easy game, each member of the family stands in a line in the backyard. The first person throws the ball or frisbee for the dog. When the dog retrieves the toy, the next person in line calls the dog over to have the dog to sit so they can take the toy. That person will throw the toy, and the next person in line will call the dog over. This way, the dog will learn how to take commands from all family members.
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Fetch 101
Before you can play family fetch, your dog needs to learn how to play the game. Your Border Malamute Terrier comes with a naturally high prey drive, so it won't take long. Make sure your dog is consistently dropping the ball when you ask and can sit and wait while you throw the ball until you release them.
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Bring in the family
When your dog has mastered fetching, it's time to bring in your family. Have everyone line up in the backyard with plenty of space between each other. Start to play by letting each person call the dog one after another. Your pup might get confused at first, but will soon learn to go to the person who is calling them.
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Switch it up
When your dog starts to figure out the pattern of who throws the ball next, switch it up. Start to call the dog out of order so they really have to focus on who is calling them and where they need to go. Not only is family fetch a great way to exercise your dog, but it's also a fun activity to make them think and pay attention to each member of the family.
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Hike It

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
1 - 3 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Extra water and snacks
Dog first aid kit
waste bags
Activity description
Your Border Malamute Terrier is born to hike with you. These athletic dogs love to run and be outside. If you're looking for a hiking partner who will always be excited to hit the trail, look no further. Whether your goal is to get out to high mountain peaks or follow a trail around a winding river, your trip will always be better with your best furry friend by your side. Pack up your bag, grab your map and hit the trail for a wonderful day in the sun pushing yourself and exploring new places. What better way to spend the day? To boot, it is a free activity that everyone will enjoy.
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Gear up
You never want to head into the wilderness unprepared. If you are planning on a day hike for an hour or several hours, you need to make sure your backpack is filled with everything you might need for you and your dog. Pack plenty of water and snacks, extra layers, a map, and a first aid kit that has supplies for both of you.
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Find your trail
There are miles and miles of trails for you to explore with your dog. Make sure you take some time to plan your outing. When choosing your trail, take into account your fitness level and your dog's. Make sure there is plenty of water along the trail for your dog, or bring enough for them. Be conscious of the terrain as well. These dogs are very fit and athletic, but there are some trails too rocky and steep for pups to follow along.
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Lace up your shoes
Now that you know where you're heading and you're prepared for a day out, it's time to hit the trail. Your dog will be so excited to run along next to you, exploring and sniffing this new terrain. Make sure you keep an eye out so they don't run too far out of earshot. Take plenty of breaks to refuel and rehydrate, and take lots of pictures! You'll both be tired and happy at the end of the day.
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Disc Dog

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Hard
1 hr
Items needed
Frisbee
Activity description
Have you ever seen those dogs who jump impossibly high to catch frisbees or catch them while doing tricks? These Disc Dogs often compete (with their owners) to catch the most frisbees at the greatest distance, to jump the highest and to perform choreographed routines with frisbees. Your dog is a perfect candidate for Disc Dog competitions. With their focus and athletic prowess, Disc Dog is one of the best activities for Border Malamute Terriers. All you need is a frisbee, some patience, and a sunny day to teach your dog cool frisbee tricks. They will love to run, jump, and focus on everything you ask. Although competing will involve expense, the daily practicing will not!
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Get used to frisbees
The first thing you need to do is to introduce your dog to a frisbee. They need to learn how to catch it and to bring it back quickly, without dawdling. Before you can teach them new tricks, they need to master catching a frisbee each time you toss it.
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Try a new trick
When your dog is catching frisbees regularly, it's time to add in a few tricks. In Disk Dog, you can compete in speed and creativity. Work with your dog to increase how fast they catch a frisbee and how many they can catch in a short time frame. Next work on a few special tricks. Teach them to jump off your shoulder to catch a frisbee or do a flip in the air. All these will wow the crowds.
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Enter a competition
When you feel like you have your frisbee tricks mastered and your dog has improved their frisbee catching speed, it's time to enter a competition. Disc Dog competitions happen all over the world and there are many divisions you can compete in. For your first event, enter into the novice division and have fun. There are many amazing teams you can watch and learn from, and your dog will enjoy being in the spotlight.
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Follow the Leader

Teach your dog to follow along no matter where you go! This is a great game for families with young children.

Sit and Stay

Your Border Malamute Terrier is smart and fairly easy to train. Teaching them how to sit and stay is important for their overall training and working on their impulse control.

Conclusion

Activities for Border Malamute Terriers need to keep them busy. Whether you are taking them for a long, all day hike or teaching them how to catch flying discs, your dog needs to have plenty of exercises to keep them happy and out of trouble. These dogs are also known to be excellent family dogs. When raised with children, they are wonderful dogs to have around kids. They grow attached to their humans and will protect and nurture them. Border Malamute Terriers are perfect for active families who love to play outside and spend lots of time together.